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Hardenhuish Headlines

Hardenhuish Headlines

It has been a packed and focused term! I would like to thank all of our young people for their hard work and positive attitudes and you as parents for your continued support of us and them!

Have a restful break.

Lisa Percy


News Items

Erin Foley, Year 10 – Bristol City U16s V Liverpool

Huge congratulations to Erin for being selected to play for Bristol City U16s in the Semi Final against Liverpool on Saturday 1 February in Liverpool.

Erin played in goal for the first half and for the penalties, which resulted in them winning 5-4 on penalties making it through to the FA FINAL against Manchester Utd in April watch this space for the date and venue.

Huish Girls Perform at Trials

Last weekend, a number of girls from Hardenhuish who play at Chippenham RFC, attended the Dorset & Wilts trials where  Alexandria Vergottini, Jade Mundy and Lily Selman were successful in their selection in the under 15s; Emily Ward has been invited along to a development day for further assessment; in the Under 18s, Nadia Storey has been invited along to the development day.

All the girls deserve their selection and all at Huish and CRFC are proud of them.

Girls Football

What a fantastic afternoon of football for Y7/8 girls at Kingsbury Green School this week. The girls performed really well all afternoon with some fantastic results, Hardenhuish were able to field 3 teams which was a great opportunity for all the girls who have been coming to football club for the past three terms.  There were a lot of goals – some obviously aided by the wind but others showed great desire from the Huish girls to score. All the girls showed great determination and team spirit throughout and were a credit to our school! Well done girls-we are very proud!

Hardenhuish School Team 1 Finished 3rd overall

6-0 vs Corsham

Tia x2

Emily x2

Claire x2

1-1vs Devizes

Emily x 1

1 – 1vs St John’s

Phoenix x1

Hardenhuish School Team 2 Finished 4th Overall in B Tournament

Won 4-0 vs Kingsbury Green C

Won 1-0 vs St Johns B

Lost 1-0 vs Devizes B

Lost 1-0 vs Kingsbury Green B

Hardenhuish School Team 3 Finished 7th overall in the B team event

Lost 2-0 vs Kingsbury Green B

Lost 5-0 vs Malmesbury B

Drew 0-0 vs Sheldon B

Won 1-0 vs Kingsbury Green C


Henri Cotineau runs his way into the National Cross Country Championships!

Henri Cotineau ran a phenomenal race at the SW schools cross country Championship in Bournemouth on Saturday 8th February.

Henri had a fantastic run and finished 2nd in Wiltshire, 14th in the South West.  He was 7th when he ran at the Wiltshire stage of the completion a few weeks ago, so a massive improvement on his performance.

Henri has now been selected to compete in the English Schools Cross Country Championship in Liverpool on 14 March. A huge well done to Henri and we wish him all the best in his preparation for this next event.

Book Club

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Pencelli 2020

At the end of January, 42 eager Year 8s travelled to wet and cold Wales to throw themselves into some full-on Outdoor Education. Although we arrived in the dark and wet, this did not deter them, as we immediately set out on a night walk in the pitch black! Over the next week we experienced crawling through water in caves, canoeing down the Usk, rock climbing on the side of a quarry and climbing the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons – Pen Y Fan. It was an amazing week with the pupils showing true courage and spirt as they were challenged with some pretty intense activities. I couldn’t have been more proud of them representing Hardenhuish School. The Centre commented on how amazing they had been and how they had thrown themselves into everything wholeheartedly. Very proud moment – getting to the top of the monument in a snow storm! Well done all.

Miss A Humphries


Rupert Reports

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Resource Centre News

The last fortnight of term 3 has seen the launch of Hardenhuish’s first ‘Battle Of The Books’ in KS3 lessons, our biggest-ever survey of favourite reads across the school. We have now completed the initial nominations process, with over 750 votes taking place in either library or English lessons – thankyou to everyone who has taken part. After half-term we will announce the eight titles that have made it through to the quarter-finals, where you will get the chance again to vote for your favourite out of the shortlisted novels. Look out for further updates in a future edition of Headlines!

In addition to ‘Battle Of The Books’ gradually working its way towards the Grand Final, term 4 also features several other high-profile events focussing on our love of reading. The first Thursday in March will see staff across the school dressing up as literary-based characters on World Book Day, with competitions linked to this special event, whilst the following week sees the return of our annual Scholastic Book Fair. This is your chance to buy some of the latest fiction, modern classics, activity packs, posters and stationery, often at discounted prices compared to in shops.

From gaming world records to the newest novels hot-off-the-press, there is always something for everyone, with lots of special offers to take advantage of. Every book purchased helps us buy more books for the library, so look out for more details in library/English lessons straight after half-term for full details and make sure you get saving over the coming weeks to ensure that you don’t miss out on a bargain! The Book Fair runs from Tuesday 10th March through to Monday 16th March in the Resource Centre.

Our Book Group continue to meet twice a term (the first and last Tuesdays) at lunchtimes, giving them an opportunity to discuss what they are currently reading, share recommendations and look at some of our chosen titles for the year. This term we have been focussing on ‘Boy 87’ by Ele Fountain and ‘After The Fire’ by Will Hill – two brilliant stories where young people battle to overcome adversity. Our most recent meeting on Tuesday also gave us the chance to discuss the recent release of ‘Heartstopper Volume 3’, which Mr Southwood believes is one of the most eagerly-anticipated publications of recent years. If you’re interested in joining Book Group, make sure you come along to the next meeting on Tuesday 25th February.

Today also saw our annual ‘Blind Date With A Book’ event to mark Valentine’s Day, with 30 students selecting a wrapped-up mystery book at random, unaware of which book they had chosen until they had taken it away! Hopefully we will get lots of successful selections that you enjoy but if your choice wasn’t a ‘match made in heaven’ this time, just return them to Mr Southwood and better luck next time!

More details of all the forthcoming exciting events will follow in English lessons as we head through next term. In the meantime, enjoy your half-term reading!

Pupil News

Year 13 pupil Matthew Hardick is currently in Dubai on a swimming training camp. Whilst Matthew is in Dubai he will be competing in the middle eastern junior/open meet representing England.

STOP Programme

Please click on the links below for further information regarding a course being held at Hardenhuish for parents of teenage children:

STOP Programme Flyer

STOP Application Form

Basic Digital Skills Course

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Basic Digital Skills

Part-time Enrolment form 201920

What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 24 February 2020


Monday 24 February


Wednesday 26 February

Battlefields trip meeting – Peter Thompson Hall – 6 pm

Thursday 27 February

Opal Coast trip meeting – Peter Thompson Hall – 6 pm